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    Why the Empathetic Leader Is the Best Leader

    - by Success.com

    Simon Sinek had penned a best-selling book on team-building and given a TED Talk when he discovered the secret of leadership as being empathy – that now governs his philosophy. Empathy—the ability to recognize and share other people’s feelings—is the most important instrument in a leader’s toolbox, Sinek believes. Based on a few lessons to be learnt from the biology of all that makes up the psychologicl state of a person, Sinek strongly argue for empathy as key to bridging interpesonal relationships in a keen organizational business sense.

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    How to become a more Empathetic Leader

    - by Northeastern University

    Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. It is all the more considered an important skill that most of us use in our daily lives as we navigate our relationship to the world and people around us, and is taken to be a critical piece of emotional intelligence. As a business leader or manager, improving skills and qualities like creativity, vision, decisiveness, and expertise must come necessarily so. But while these are important qualities for leaders to exhibit, one of the most important and often neglected spheres of leadership turns out to…

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    The Secret to Leading Organizational Change Is Empathy

    - by HBR.org

    According to the author here, studies on organizational change show that leaders across the board agree: if you want to lead a successful transformation, communicating empathetically is critical. But the truth is that most leaders don’t actually know how to do it. It means to say that if you’re a company leader hoping to undertake a successful organizational change, you need to make sure your team is onboard the empathy train and motivated to help make it happen. HBR have put together the following strategies to help you better understand your employees’ perspectives. Read more

  • Podcasts

    The Outliers Inn – Episode 41 – Leftovers, obvious problems and frustrations

    - by Operational Excellence Society

    Topic: Business Owners get the leftovers and – unrelated – how it sucks to get old and looking for a job. The issue has been settled.  The Outliers Inn will no longer take reservations, but rely solely on walk-ins.  From this day forth, we will rely on the eccentricity of our audience and their eclectic interests, ideas, and opinions. Antlerboy and RedQuadrant reached a milestone – 10yrs in business.  Congratulations are in order indeed.  We talk about the joys and fears of owning a business and how business owners get the “leftovers”.  We get the leftover money after everyone is paid,…

  • Podcasts

    State of Readiness – Michael Rabbitt – Head of Business Transformation, Argonne National Laboratory

    - by Operational Excellence Society

    In this episode, I welcome Michael Rabbitt, Head of Business Transformation, Argonne National Laboratory, a world-class research laboratory.  Having a BA in Operations Management and Information Systems and earning his MBA in Human Resource Management, Michael will share his journey; how his interests evolved over time, the experiences he gained in change management, and his observations and the changes he had to make in moving from the private sector (insurance) to the public sector (research). The passion that Michael has for operational excellence and helping others is obvious even to the casual passer-by.  It is anchored by his core values…

  • Podcasts
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    The Outliers Inn – Episode 40 – Another Open Mic Night

    Welcome to Episode 30 of The Outliers Inn – Another Open Mic Night  Another “Open Mic Night” at The Outliers Inn.  Listen in on Antlerboy and JP as they discuss the Women’s World Cup; Renowned Transdisciplinary Behavioural Strategist, Organisational Misbehaviourist, and Ironist, Richard Claydon; and data privacy in the context of cyber security. We start with the discussion of soccer and the recent win of the Women’s World Cup by the American team.  We ponder (well, mostly JP wonders), why the Europeans can field several successful men’s soccer teams and the States can’t, especially considering the population of the States and…

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